Friday Update – 8 January 2021

Editorial

The latest lockdown restrictions will have a significant impact on our hobby. Whilst it will put a stop to most detecting it offers the opportunity for detectorists to ensure their collections are properly catalogued. I have pointed out on a number of occasions that it is vital to keep records, especially of important and valuable finds. Why is this necessary? Well, I have heard more than once of collections being tipped into a dustbin when a detectorist is no longer there to look after it. You should know which of your finds are special and which are not – but does your nearest and dearest? The most likely answer to the last question is “No”.

Therefore, if your records need attention then take the opportunity now to bring them up-to-date. If you need any assistance with IDs or valuations or have something special in your collection, please contact me.

Coin Quiz

If you didn’t get a chance to enter you can still have a go at the questions at Coin Quiz – Christmas 2020.

Results

Leader board of top scorers

Answers

Explanation of the answers to the Quiz

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 5 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

Find of the Week

Quinarius - Roger Chamley FOTW

Quinarius

A rare detecting find

Runner Up

Pin

A hair or votive pin

Auction News

As you will see from the Auction Calendar, there are some important auctions coming up in the next couple of weeks.

The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Collection of English Gold Coins

Sir Rodney Sweetnam Preview

Featuring gold coins from Edward III to Elizabeth II, including some proof sets.

Other Auctions

A reminder that I have 3 other previews for auctions taking place in Janaury. The first two have rare coins, expected to reach £100k plus. The third tells the story of the sixpence.

North Yorkshire Moors

CNG – Triton XXIV

Frank Vile’s Sixpences

Fun and Games

A chance to have a try at the Christmas Coin Quiz, plus I’ll be publishing a weekly quick puzzle, just for fun, starting with Quick Crossword #1, Coin Terms.

Previous Website Updates

You can find previous website updates in News

Next week

Help with the next edition

Please help me with next week’s edition. If you would like a coin identified or valued then please see my free online coin valuation service.

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